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Scientists Model Origin of Strange Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua’

In 2017, the first interstellar object from beyond our solar system was discovered via the Pan-STARRS astronomical observatory in Hawaii. It was named 'Oumuamua,...

Serendipitous Juno Detections Shatter Ideas About the Origin of Zodiacal Light

Data from NASA spacecraft Juno's journey to Jupiter suggests that Mars may be shedding dust into interplanetary space. Look up to the night sky...

Rare Meteorite Recovered in UK After Spectacular Fireball

In a major event for UK science, the meteorite that fell from the fireball that lit up the sky over the UK and Northern...

The GRANTECAN Discovers the Largest Cluster of Galaxies Known in the Early Universe

A study, led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and carried out with OSIRIS, an instrument on the Gran Telescopio...

How Were Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?

On Feb. 22, 1906, German astrophotographer Max Wolf helped reshape our understanding of the solar system. Again. Born in 1863, Wolf had a habit...

Successful Engine Test Brings Australian Space Launch Capability a Step Closer

An Australian research consortium has successfully tested a next-generation propulsion system that could enable high-speed flight and space launch services. The team’s rotating detonation...

New Study Suggests Supermassive Black Holes Could Form From Dark Matter

A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team finds that...

Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter’s Asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place...

Astronomers Publish Map Showing 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes

An international team of astronomers has published a map of the sky showing over 25,000 supermassive black holes. The map, to be published in...

First Black Hole Ever Detected Is More Massive Than Thought

New observations of the first black hole ever detected have led astronomers to question what they know about the Universe’s most mysterious objects. Published...

Astronomers Uncover Mysterious Origins of ‘Super-Earths’

Mini-Neptunes and super-Earths up to four times the size of our own are the most common exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system. Until...

Is SpaceX Retrofitting Oil Rigs as Launchpads?

SpaceX has hosted many land-based prototype launches from their site in Boca Chica, Texas. For example, in December 2020, the first launch of the...

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